Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4502Primary Sponsor: GonzalesCommittee Number: 30Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motorboat number certificateResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and MeansCompanion Bill Number: 933Computer Document Number: JIC/5320HC.94Introduced Date: 19940113Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940113Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Gonzales Kelley A. Young Fulmer G. Bailey Stone Shissias Simrill Harrelson Robinson Inabinett Harrison Meacham Holt Byrd Stille Keegan Gamble Riser Hines Sharpe Witherspoon Kirsh Moody-Lawrence Breeland Stuart Corning R. YoungType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4502 House 19940113 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-21-375 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO MOTORBOAT NUMBER CERTIFICATE MAY BE RENEWED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNLESS THE APPLICANT FIRST SUBMITS TO THE DEPARTMENT A STATEMENT FROM THE COUNTY TREASURER CERTIFYING THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES OWED BY THE CURRENT OWNER FOR COMPLETED TAX YEARS SINCE THE MOTORBOAT'S NUMBER WAS LAST RENEWED OR ISSUED HAVE BEEN PAID AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 3, Chapter 21, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-21-375. (A) A number certificate may not be renewed unless the applicant first submits to the department a statement from the county treasurer of the county in which the owner resides certifying that personal property taxes due and payable on the boat and motor have been paid for all tax years completed since the later of:
(1) the last year in which the motorboat's number certificate was issued or renewed; or
(2) the year in which the current owner acquired ownership of the motorboat.
(B) County treasurers shall provide the statement on a form devised by the Department of Revenue and Taxation in consultation with the Department of Natural Resources. No fee may be charged for furnishing the statement.
(C) This section applies to all watercraft subject to the numbering provisions of this article except those watercraft which are exempt from personal property taxes."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1994.